Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

So much encouraging feedback about our corporate realignment. You love to see it! We have a lot of exciting plans for 2020 and beyond, but the immediate future may bring some pain to the UX as we transfer to a new server, rebuild our CMS, and change ad providers, all while moving out of the office and setting up a new company. Somewhere in there we will build a sustainable media business — that’s also on the checklist. Sadly we’ll have to make time to watch the Grammys, too. Thanks in advance for bearing with us! And thanks for being the only comments section we acknowledge.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  Scott Lapatine
Score:57 | Jan 16th

Just a joke. You will all love it — we’re aiming to add all the functionality we’ve been asking for for 10 years.

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#9  blochead
Score:57 | Jan 16th

YBB banned for life!

cp throttled to 50 characters!

Pads blocked from using “SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!”

LeMon forced to be nice to me at all times!

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#8  raptor jesus
Score:61 | Jan 16th

Congratulations Scott!

So Stereogum turns 18 years old, becomes a proper adult and is now ready for a fruitful life on its own. Separated from its parents (companies), it will now join its friends (comment section) as it ventures into the unknown world of 2020s music.

What a delightful story that literally made me gasp in glee.

Big congratulations.

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#7  Scott Lapatine
Score:63 | Jan 16th

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#6  Scott Lapatine
Score:70 | Jan 16th

would you like to see The Month In Hardcore move to TikTok y/n

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#5  dansolo
Score:72 | Jan 16th

Right? “Bought out” or “shut down” seem to be the only two endgames for online media, I’m so happy to see Stereogum beating the odds.

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#4  bakedbeans
Score:88 | Jan 16th

Holy shit! Given the trajectory of media, what what has happened to so many absolutely *beloved* web institutions (RIP Deadspin, RIP The Awl, RIP so many others), this is astounding and joyous news. Could not be happier about this. I’m beaming.

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#3  bakedbeans
Score:91 | Jan 16th

CONGRATS @SCOTTGUM CONGRATS @GUMSTAFF

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#2  Y*B*B
Score:99 | Jan 16th

AVE IMPERATOR LAPATINE

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#1  bakedbeans
Score:104 | Jan 16th

“Also, launching later this year, a robust new user experience will be sure to delight and infuriate Stereogum’s dedicated commentariat in equal measure,” Lapatine said.”

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 

Trevor Adams
Score:-17 | Jan 13th

Pearl Jam was my FAVORITE band during my junior and senior years of high school. This was 1991-1993. I was 17-18. Riding the grunge wave. Then around 1994 I grew up and grew some taste and heard more rock & roll and realized that Pearl Jam are terrible. And it is STILL shocking to me that all their other fans didn’t come to the same conclusion at the same time as me. This is dumb and I realize that, but I sill feel the same way every time I hear anything about them. People STILL listen to this band?!?!

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#4  coxonsglasses
Score:-20 | Jan 10th

Beyond his insane drumming, this means we may have lost the only songwriter ever to undertake the brave feat of placing Randian objectivism into the rock ethos so that it may reach more hearts and minds than Rand herself was able to. In a world where rock music all too often is assumed to be the primary cultural sock of the left, he broke that mold, and sadly I don’t see any other songwriters out there reminding us that the individual is the most powerful minority, and collectivism works to the detriment of the individual. Without him, I fear we are condemned to endless echoes of “solidarity” against “oppression”. Rand came and went as subsequent generations forgot her lessons. Tragically Peart, despite his stunning efforts, may stand (intellectually if not musically) to be rebuked by history as well.

“Live for yourself, there’s no one else”- Peart’s words from “Anthem”

I will do so in his honor. RIP.

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#3  Heath
Score:-23 | Jan 14th

Bernie thinking a woman can win a Congressional seat is different than him thinking a woman could win the presidency.

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#2  BillyCorganApologistC
Score:-25 | Jan 15th

The sad thing is that 100% of these bands need the money more than Bernie “Socialist Millionaire w/ 3 Houses” Sanders does

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#1  Manc_Surfer
Score:-34 | Jan 11th

Let’s be clear here: the singer Morgan Simpson is Black, and he describes Ed Sheeran as a “ginger prick”. So to me it looks like racially abusive language directed towards a racial identity that’s a part of the indigenous British/Irish ethnic/racial White identity. At the very least, Morgan needs to be questioned by the police over his apparent racist behaviour towards Ed Sheeran.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  eastside tilly
Score:10 | Jan 16th

I think the safest revenue option is to build an entirely new city that has its own cryptocurrency.

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